As Gujarat’s Dhordo village gets UNWTO recognition, PM Modi says it showcases India’s tourism potential

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Source: The post is based on the article “As Gujarat’s Dhordo village gets UNWTO recognition, PM Modi says it showcases India’s tourism potential” published in “The Hindu” on 26th October 2023

Why in the News?

The United Nations World Tourism Organization(UNWTO) has included Dhordo village (Gujarat) on the list of ‘Best Tourism Villages 2023’.

Where is Dhordo Village?

Located in: Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.

Known for: Annual Rann Utsav Festival, which celebrates the region’s rich cultural heritage, traditional arts, music and crafts.

What is the Best Tourism Villages Initiative?

Started by: United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 

Aim: To promote tourism for sustainable development globally. 

The award is given to villages that are leaders in rural development and preservation of landscapes, cultural diversity, local values and food traditions. 

What is the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)?

Specification Details
Established in1975
TypeUnited Nations Specialized Agency
AimTo promote responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain

UPSC Syllabus Topic: Art and Culture/International Organizations

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